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What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


In addition, several agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require unique device identifiers (UDI) usually in the form of barcodes to contain information such as manufactured date and lot number to provide traceability. Use the form below to send us your information!

This Week in Logistics News (October 23-27, 2017)

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Kuebix Announces the First Free Multimodal Transportation Management System (TMS). Alphabet looks to snowy Michigan to test self-driving cars (Reuters). stores to replenish inventory faster and save employees time when products run out.”

IoT Speeds Over-the-Road Shipment Tracking

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According to a 2017 Michigan State University Supply Chain Management study , “supply chain and product complexity possess a number of sources that vex supply chain operations…customer accommodation is the first,” including the demand for speed and visibility into shipments. Amazon’s disruptive effect has put two key strains on supply chain professionals: to ensure inventory availability across a broader network of distribution points, and get product to the consumer in days, if not less.

Dispelling Three Common Myths about Global TMS Deployment

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For the last couple of decades transportation management systems (TMS) have revolutionized supply chains, helping companies streamline their logistics processes, achieve greater visibility into their operations and save significant dollars on transportation. You go from Europe to the Americas to Latin America to APAC with your transportation needs and there are all sorts of very specific requirements, whether tactical, operational or strategic.

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What You Need to Know About the State of eCommerce Logistics


Meanwhile, eCommerce is catalyzing significant changes in retail real estate as more companies vie for warehouse space and transportation services to meet a growing number of online orders, explains Alexander Frei and John Morris of Area Development. Warehouses Renew Focus on Inventory Control. The simplest way of making a warehouse run efficiently is by managing inventory better. However, actual transportation represents a small portion of areas that need to be analyzed.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. Transportation and freight costs are reduced.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

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By consolidating the shipment of bagged fertilizer and growing media goods into regional on-site warehouses, the Company has been able to: • Maximize truckload space, reducing overall delivered mileage and transportation costs. Improve inventory turns at retail by reducing fertilizer order minimums. For additional information, visit us at A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn.

Is it Time for to Move Away from “World Class Supply Chains”?


As a young assistant professor at Michigan State University, I was part of a group called the Global Procurement Benchmarking Initiative, led by Professor Robert Monczka. During the 8 years I was at Michigan State, we benchmarked over 300 companies all over the world, and set forth many of the principles for what we called “World Class Procurement”. They combined related functions such as purchasing, inventory control, receiving, and stores under the authority of one individual.

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

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The problem of supply chain strategy misalignment has always been there for Kmart, ever since the first of its concept stores opened in Garden City, Michigan. Vendor-managed inventory programs. To improve supply chain visibility using real-time inventory monitoring.

The Origins of Category Management

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I was a young buck assistant professor at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at the time, working with Bob Monczka… Steve spoke several times at the Executive Program held at MSU, and did a great job as I recall…).